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Sustainable buildings: Energy efficiency policies of the Mexican tourism sector -2016

2016

Abstract

This summary includes the main results of the diagnoses on energy consumption that the Mario Molina Center carried out during 2015, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, for a sample of small and medium hotels (SMEs). The diagnoses included the analysis of historical billing data of electricity and fuel, inventory and characterization equipment with the highest energy demand and/or with the biggest improvement opportunity in terms of energy eciency, as well as some global direct consumption measurements and the speci c energy evaluation use of equipment and relevant systems. The results indicate that the highest energy consumption per occupied room occurs in hotels of higher category that generally use central air conditioning systems. We also found that systems with a greater opportunity for improvement are water heaters with storage, engines operating more than 8 hours a day and air conditioning systems, and in this latest case the possible improvements are both on changes in technology and equipment renewal and the use of good practices.

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MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Prolongacion Paseo de los Laureles No. 458, Despacho 406
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